Tuesday, 28 April 2009

three things: spells for swords

Inspired by Taichara's post about blade spells, it seemed appropriate to add the following spells for those who like swords and sorcery and who don't mind having characters who can use both competently. And as not mentioning 4E is allegedly bad for the new players out there, I thought I'd try my hand using Playwrite's Power Toolkit to make swordmages more fun as they seem to be receiving a lack of love with the exception of Geek's Dream Girl but she's just shameless when it comes to those spellcasting types.

Blade of Black Snow (Swordmage Attack 1)
You bring your weapon to bear and the blade shimmers with black frost; as it is swung black snowflakes trail after like sizzling embers that burn and chill those they touch.
EncounterArcane, Acid, Cold, Weapon
Standard Action                 Melee weapon
Requirement: Heavy or light blade
Target: One creature
Attack: Strength vs. AC
Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage +1d6 acid damage +1d6 cold damage.
Increase damage to 4[W] + Strength modifier + 2d6 acid + 2d6 cold at 21st level.
Miss: Half damage.

Blade of Radiant Sparks
Swordmage Attack 1
You sweep your blade overhead, the edges spit sparks of radiant light and arcs of electricity which lash those enemies foolish enough to come close to you.
DailyArcane, Lightning, Radiant, Weapon
Standard Action                 Close burst 1
Requirement: Blade (light or heavy)
Target: Each creature in burst
Attack: Intelligence vs. Fortitude
Hit: 2d6 + Intelligence modifier damage

Blade of Venomed Darkness
Swordmage Attack 3
You launch a fierce attack as your blade writhes with whispering darkness. When it strikes, your enemy feels a dark venom poisoning it's life-force.
EncounterArcane, Necrotic, Poison, Weapon
Standard Action                 Melee weapon
Target: One creature
Attack: Strength vs. AC
Hit: 3[W] + Intelligence modifier damage and target takes 2 ongoing necrotic and 2 ongoing poison damage (save ends).

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